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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study population, Germany 2010–2012

From: Sexual behavior and factors associated with young age at first intercourse and HPV vaccine uptake among young women in Germany: implications for HPV vaccination policies

  Study population (n = 823) General female population aged 20–24 years, Germany
  % (95% CI) %
Residency
 Western federal states 82.5 (79.7-85.0) 83.71
 Eastern federal states 18.3 (17.5-20.3) 16.31
Living in a city with
 < 500,000 inhabitants 83.0 (80.0-85.6) 80.5
  ≥ 500,000 inhabitants 16.9 (14.4-19.7) 19.5
Current smoker
 No 69.9 (66.6-73.0) 67.2
 Yes 30.1 (26.9-33.4) 32.8
Migrant background
 No 85.9 (83.3-88.2) 78.0
 Yes 14.1 (11.8-16.7) 22.0
Educational status
 Low 5.8 (4.3-7.6) 22.2
 Medium 28.6 (25.5-31.8) 32.8
 High 65.6 (62.3-68.9) 44.9
  1. 1comparison group: women aged 20–25 years.
  2. 95% CI, 95% confidence interval.